Need advice for my first water cooling (storm sniper case)

I am looking to build my first water cooling system. I have a storm sniper case with an intel i7 2600k. I'm am going to buy a gtx 660 ti when it comes out. I want to cool both the i7 and 660. What parts should I use. I was thiking of using a 360mm radiator and mounting it on the top of the case. Any sugestions are welcomed.

*edit*
Yes I have read the sticky and for my budget I would like to keep it no more than 400

Entire build
Intel i7 2600k
Asus p8-z68-v
8gb corsair vengeance
Wester digital blue 500gb
Cooler master cm storm sniper
Evga 550ti(soon to be 660 ti)
Silencer 760w
Cooler master hyper 212 plus
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  1. What is your budget for the entire build? What speeds are you aiming for? First of all, read the water cooling sticky: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265776-29-read-first-watercooling-sticky
  2. +1 for sticky,
    you have to consider a lot when designing your loop, like a decent 360 will cool the 2600 and a card on stock clocks,
    but I'm assuming you are overclocking, need more radspace to accomodate the extra heat
    check it out and as mentioned layout your budget/expectations,
    We'll get you on the right track :)
    Moto
  3. Motopsychojdn said:
    +1 for sticky,
    you have to consider a lot when designing your loop, like a decent 360 will cool the 2600 and a card on stock clocks,
    but I'm assuming you are overclocking, need more radspace to accomodate the extra heat
    check it out and as mentioned layout your budget/expectations,
    We'll get you on the right track :)
    Moto

    He's my friend IRL, I've talked to him about this. However, I told him to join the forums, because there are more experienced people such as: you, lutifj, rubix and ryan.
  4. Crazy folks you mean? :P
    Yup, We'll do what we can once we know what we're playing with here
    Moto
  5. When you say on top of the case does that mean internal or, literally on top of the case? Because if you want it inside the Storm Sniper mounted to the roof, you are going to have to cut holes in the 5.25 inch drive bays to fit it in, which is normal for mid towers. If you want 360mm of rad space, you could always have a high quality 240mm on top internally, and then have a 120mm in the back of the case where the 120mm fan goes. Again, this depends on if you want to have it literally on top of the case or on the inside. It would almost be better to have a 240 cooling your CPU and then have a 120 cooling your graphics card, so that hot water doesn't go straight to your graphics card.
  6. Doesn't make a deal of difference, the water equalises after a time so its not like theres 'hot' water going to the cards,
    all the water in the loops the same temp+-1-2'c
    I'm all for a 360 mounted on top though, inside or out
    Moto
  7. cyansnow said:
    When you say on top of the case does that mean internal or, literally on top of the case? Because if you want it inside the Storm Sniper mounted to the roof, you are going to have to cut holes in the 5.25 inch drive bays to fit it in, which is normal for mid towers. If you want 360mm of rad space, you could always have a high quality 240mm on top internally, and then have a 120mm in the back of the case where the 120mm fan goes. Again, this depends on if you want to have it literally on top of the case or on the inside. It would almost be better to have a 240 cooling your CPU and then have a 120 cooling your graphics card, so that hot water doesn't go straight to your graphics card.

    No I mean on the inside of the case. There is enough room for a 360mm to be mounted on the top.
  8. You slide it inside the drive cage, most of one 120 section goes in there so any optic drive will have to go lower but its no issue
    Moto
  9. So far I know:
    He wants silence, looks, and performance:

    I suggested him the Raystorm RX360 Kit, though i do not know if it will fit in his case. He could always opt out for an EX360 kit, however the fans needed are much louder.


    Now the question is: Can the RX or EX do well if we have an overclocked 2600k and a 660ti or dual 660ti's?
  10. Nope, a poster here states the tdp on those ti's is over 200w each
    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=1421821&mpage=2#1432684
    add an overclocked 2600 and your needing at least a 360+240 set up imo
    Moto
  11. Hm, well those are just rumors...isn't keplers goal to reduce power usage?
  12. amuffin said:
    Hm, well those are just rumors...isn't keplers goal to reduce power usage?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SfPLhTgRPQ i am thinking that they will try to make the 660 power efficient also
  13. Nice vid but no numbers on TDP, which is what you need to consider for building a loop,
    check around and see if you can find some numbers from people who have the cards
    Moto
  14. I have been looking around. People are saying it will have 225w TDP
  15. Front:

    200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)



    Top:

    200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)




    (can be swapped for two 120mm fans or 120x240mm Radiator)

    240mm radiator HERE


    Rear:

    120x25mm Standard Fan x 1 (1200rpm, 17 dBA)




    (can be swapped for 90mm fan or 80mm fan)
    120mm Rad HERE


    Bottom:

    Supports 140mm Fan x 1 or 120mm Fan x 1 w/ Dust Filter (optional)

    120mm rad HERE

    Side:

    Supports 200x30mm Fan x 1 (optional)




    120x25mm Fan x 2 (optional)
  16. There is room on top of the case to mount a 360 and you won't even be able to see it if you put the cover thing back on
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